|other[wize] is a new media arts project that celebrates the lives of Yugambeh family members that were moved from their traditional homelands in SE "Queensland", to work on properties in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The project highlights an era of 1800's colonial australia and explores the prickly issues of Native Policing, dispossession, displacement, massacres and survival.
The CDRom aspect of the project has been realised through the use of 'Linker' social software engineered by Mongrel in the UK. see: www.mongrelx.org
other[wize] is an interactive work where stories are imparted through the use of family photographs, video, audio, and text - including Yugambeh language and relevant historical documents. The 'objects' are representative of important people or events and they transport the viewer to a story about someone from the past.
The 'stories' also include important animals, landscapes, seacapes and others.
|Contact: artist - jenny fraser
|Granny Clark (nee Wheeler),
Yugambeh born 1861 Tamrookum
|Events evolve in a non-linear way, grasping at the unknown, not sure of what will be found or how it relates to other information, until perhaps another time, leaving the viewer without a Narrator. This concept reflects how many Aboriginal people experience family histories. The viewer has the opportunity to experience a similar 'fragmentation' of history and they might think about their own relationship to place and times.
The work will be developed further with regard to its exhibition. This includes large scale prints, monitors and installation in an intimate gallery setting with elements of the exploration of country projected on a number of walls. The viewer will be immersed in the experience.
|essay by Linda Carroli:
|John & Ellen Tomes circa 1940's|
'04 Master of Communication, by Research, unfinalised.
'98 Graduate Diploma in Arts - Film & Television Production.
'94 B. Education (Secondary) Art / Film & Media
professsional experience -
'04 Indigenous Content Advisor Electrofringe Festival, Newcastle
'04 Designer 'Island' Out of the Box Childrens Festival, Queensland Centre of Performing Arts
'04 New Media Coordinator, Spirit + Vision: Aboriginal Art, Sammlung Essl Museum, Vienna
'03 WorkStudy - Indigenous Artists-In-Residence Program, MVA, Banff Arts Center, Canada
'01-04 Board Member Australia Council for the Arts, New Media Arts Board
'00-03 Board Member ANAT, Australian Network for Art & Technology
selected exhibitions -
'05 Pataka Pasifika: Art of Adornment, Pataka Museum, New Zealand
'04 'Presence' IMA Institute of Modern Art Screening Room, Brisbane
'04 'Predominantly White' Fire-works Gallery, Brisbane
'04 'proppaNOW!' City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane
'04 'Cultural Copy' Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, California, USA
'04? 'Aotearoa Barbie' CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, Aotearoa, New Zealand
'04? 'Spirit & Vision' Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Austria
'04? 'Voices Stories' NEWFlames Touring Exhibition, Various Galleries throughout Queensland
'03 'Nii'kso'kowa: My Blood Relative' the Other Gallery, Banff Arts Centre, Canada
'03? 'What have you done lately?' [to change the situation] Fire-works Gallery, Brisbane
'03? 'The NeoContre' SOOB Central, Straight Out of Brisbane Festival
'03 'Crocodile Walking the Streets' Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns
'03 'SONGLINES' Qld Indigenous Emerging Artists Fox Galleries, Brisbane
'03 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award + Touring Exhibition, MAGNTDarwin
'03 'InteractivA03?' Biennale of New Media, Museum of Contemporary Art, Merida, Mexico
'03? 'Murri All Stars' Tu Wai Indigenous Resource Centre, Whangarei, Aotearoa, NZ
'03 'Spirit of Bundjalung' National Parks and Wildlife Service, Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay
'03? 'not really queenz'land' Campfire Group Studios, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
'03 'Being Black' Black Peppers Gallery, Brisbane